Mother's 1979 Self-Reliance Seminars

The magazine's first ever self-reliance seminars in the summer of 1979 were a great success.



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Learning self-reliance doesn't necessarily mean forsaking all modern conveniences. A set of amazing Megamex wood-burning water heaters kept our hardworking pupils supplied with soothing hot showers.
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The dedicated students at the three-day earth-sheltered homes seminar stayed in class until 8:00 every night!
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A lot of future "fuel fixers" got the practical know-how they needed at the one-day farmer's alcohol session.
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Attendees mixed some pleasure with their "business" by listening to an authentic mountain story teller, watching an engaging puppet show, clapping along with some down home music, and enjoying cookouts at an evening bonfire.
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